Matt & Jackie
Thank you for clicking on our profile. We are thrilled to share a bit of our lives with you!
We have been together for 8 years and married since 2014. We’re both originally from South Florida. Jackie grew up in Miami and Matthew in Cooper City. Matthew’s job as a Firefighter / Paramedic moved us to Central Florida a few years into our relationship and we have loved every minute of our lives together here ever since. We have two dogs and one cat and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be a part of a large, close-knit group of family and friends.
Matthew most enjoys woodworking, playing instruments (piano and guitar), and spending time outside with the dogs. Jackie spends her free time reading, sewing, crafting, and writing. Together we love to spend time at home with our pets catching up on TV/movies, working on projects around the house, going to the gym, and entertaining friends and family. We also love going to Disney, local events, and shows/sporting events in the area.
About a year & a half into our marriage, we were told we’d be unable to conceive a child naturally. This news was devastating, to say the least. For a while, we considered IUI, IVF, or the use of a donor to grow our family. However, after many years of prayer and contemplation, we set our hearts on growing our family through adoption. As Catholics ourselves, it only felt natural to begin our journey with Catholic Charities Adoption Services. We vehemently believe in and support their focus on the birth family. We recognize that adoption is a deeply personal life decision for more than just the adoptive family, which is why we are so grateful to partner with an organization whose values so closely align with our own. We will love a child of any background, race, and gender and will respect whatever level of openness the birth family chooses.
We want, more than anything, to be parents. While the picture we had of our futures has changed, this journey has taught us to open up and accept a whole new world of possibilities. We thank you for your consideration!
Love, Matt & Jackie